Camp Westerbork Cycle Route

In the footsteps of Anne Frank

Distance: 53 or 44 km

Camp Westerbork where Anne Frank was taken. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Camp Westerbork where Anne Frank was taken. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

This route takes you through the eastern province of Drenthe. Its varied landscape of wet heathland, woods and farmland and its rich history make it one of Holland’s most popular cycling regions. The route goes straight through former Camp Westerbork, the Nazi transit camp to which Anne Frank was deported after her arrest.

Despite its name, Camp Westerbork is not located in the village of Westerbork, but in Hooghalen. Here you can also visit Camp Westerbork Museum and the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope. The route continues through the lovely countryside of Drenthe, taking you through Museum Village Orvelte with its old Saxon farmhouses and the village of Westerbork itself.

Find out more:
- For an overview of all of our must-do cycle routes, go to: Day trips.
- Do you need to rent a bike? Find out how on our Bicycle rental page.
- For an overview of cycling holidays that include the Drenthe region, go to our Holidays section.

Camp Westerbork Cycle Route

Distance: 53 km (3h30) or 44 km (2h55)
Type of route: Day trip, round trip
Starting point: Beilen train station
- Bicycle rental
- Car parking
Alternative starting points: Camp Westerbork Museum - Oosthalen 8, 9414 TG Hooghalen
- Car parking
GPS: Download this route as a GPX file:
- GPX Route 53 km
- GPX Route 44 km
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